08.25.16 Colonel Klink at Danny’s. Photo by www.VenicePaparazzi.com
Venice Paparazzi was on the scene at the Made in Venice after party at Danny’s on Aug. 25, 2016.  Ger-I Lewis, one of the main people who brought us the Venice Skatepark,  put his band, Colonel Klink, back together for the occasion.  Special guests included:  The Venice Allstars,  Jeremy Parker, and Masao Miyashiro.  View pics by Venice Paparazzi below.
About Made in Venice the Movie:  MADE IN VENICE takes you on a rippin’, shreddin’ ride with the skateboarders of Venice, from “raising hell” on the beach in their teens to turning pro and putting “street skating” on the global map. But their biggest challenge of all wasn’t becoming skateboarding legends, it was about getting what they dreamed of, and really wanted… a skatepark on Venice Beach for the community and the pro skaters of tomorrow.  View movie trailer below.
08.25.16 Colonel Klink at Danny’s.  Photo by www.VenicePaparazzi.com

08.25.16 Colonel Klink at Danny’s. Photo by www.VenicePaparazzi.com

08.25.16 Colonel Klink at Danny’s.  Photo by www.VenicePaparazzi.com

Ger-I  Lewis and Masao Miyashiro

08.25.16 Colonel Klink at Danny’s. Photo by www.VenicePaparazzi.com

08.25.16 Colonel Klink at Danny’s. Photo by www.VenicePaparazzi.com

Meet Me at the Pub’s Jeremy Parker

Right: Danny's Ravi

Right: Danny’s Ravi


View all photos here or in the slideshow below!

Made-In-Venice-379x552Review by Venice Paparazzi’s Alex Stowell:   “Made in Venice is a history lesson of how the V got where it is. There was over 40 years of footage, some never before seen. Taking the viewer through the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s to the current day, it covered the massive effort to get the skatepark built, and highlighted those involved. This film is an essential piece of history, acknowledging and paying tribute to the ground soldiers whose tireless efforts brought to fruition a skatepark on the sand that millions now enjoy. Know your history and honor those who came before you to create the world you now enjoy.” 
Venice Paparazzi was on the scene at the opening night of Made in Venice – The Movie at Laemmle Theater in Santa Monica on Aug. 25, 2016. View photo slideshow below, or click on the view button at the bottom of the page to view all event pics.

View Made In Venice Movie’s 90 second trailer below!

For more info go to www.madeinvenicemovie.com

Join Made in Venice on www.facebook.com/MadeinVeniceMovie


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Here is what Juice Magazine had to say about Made In Venice! 

“Made In Venice” the movie is the inside story of the skateboarders of Venice, California, and the struggle to make the dream of a skatepark come true.

“Made In Venice” the movie features interviews with: Jesse Martinez, Todd “Ger-I Lewis” Gessel, Cesario “Block” Montano, Aaron Murray, Christian Hosoi, Craig Stecyk III, Skip Engblom, Jeff Ho, Jay Adams, Tim Jackson, Ray Flores, Jim Muir, Eric “Tuma” Britton, Jamie Quaintance, James “Jimbo” Quaintance, Solo Scott, Joff Drinkwater, Pat Ngoho, Eddie Reategui, Nathan Pratt, Dave Duncan, Dan Levy, Jereme “Stoney” Shadler, Bennett Harada, Julien Martinez, Steve “Primo” Primeau, Joe “Shmoe” Ayala, Victor Blue, Kiko Francisco, Anthony “Tonan” Ruiz, Bart Saric, Dennis Ogden, Scott Oster, Joey Tran, Wally Hollyday,  Lance Lemond, Mark Billik, Susanne Melanie Berry, Ruth Galanter, Lauren Seagrave, Heidi Lemmon, Katy Sullivan, Mike Bonin, Steve Mayorga, Mike Sherrod, Bill Rosendahl, Adam Hamilton, John Thomas, Zach Wormhoudt, Joe Connolly, Sgt Marc Reina, Asher Bradhaw, Pauline Bronon, Mario Narango, Mary Prideaux, Karington Smith and Dave Hackett… Surfing by Rick Massie… Featuring Screen Shot 2016-07-17 at 9.16.02 PMskateboarding by Tony Alva, Shane Borland, Chris Cudlip, Kien Lieu Donger, Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham, Connor Getzlaff, Mark Jones, Matt Lemond, Richard Massie, Gavin Obayashi, Papo, Adam Paul, Chris Rydgren, Bobby Rodriguez, Austin Seaholm, Kevin Stratil, Chris Swanson, Ennis Miller, Jereme “Stony” Shadler, Dave Duncan, Eric Dressen, Scott Oster, Christian Hosoi, George Wilson, Steve Hernandez, Mario Narango, Karington Smith, Pat Ngoho,  and many more.

View all Made in Venice hero spotlights by Juice Magazine!


View  Venice Skate Legend pics by Venice Paparazzi below!



 Ger-I Lewis, one of the main people who brought us the Venice Skatepark,   Stay up to date with Ger-I via his site gerilewis.wordpress.com


Skate legend Jesse Martinez.  Here is a message from Made in Venice!  “The fight for the Venice Skatepark took decades to win, however the fight to keep the Venice Skatepark clean is a daily battle that continues into the future, led by Jesse Martinez, with the support of an army of local skateboarders and the Venice community.

V.S.A Venice Skate and Surf Association. 10.27.08 (38)-L2008 Venice Skateboard and Surf Association members: Ger-I Lewis (Executive Director and Venice Surf-A-Thon founder), Jimmy Valentine, Tonan Ruiz, Lance LeMond, Bart Saric, Heidi Lemmon, Orion Comstock


Another Venice skate movie you need to see is Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi.  A documentary directed by Cesario MontanoVSA-26

Center left Cesario Montano


Ger-I Lewis and past Councilmember Bill Rosendahl at the ground breaking of the new Venice Skate Park on Jan. 31, 2009.



V.S.A meet with Venice Beach Recreation and Parks over the Grand Opening of the New Venice Skatepark on Aug. 3, 2009.


Saturday, October 3, 2009 was one  of the biggest days in Venice history! This day marked the culmination of a 14 year effort to bring a skatepark to Venice.  In this photo:   Mayor Antonio Villiagrosa, L.A. City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Jon Mukri, General manager of the Department of Recreation and Parks, Gary Lee Moore, City Engineer, Ger-I Lewis, Executive Director of the Venice Surf and Skateboard Association, Jesse Martinez, professional skater, the Venice community and many more.


Le Grande VIP Grand Opening Skate Party on Oct. 3, 2009.


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Jane’s Addiction’s Stephen Perkins VSA-16

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Donny Wilson, Dave Hackett, Alan Sarlo, Jeff Ho, Anthony Ruiz, Shawn Briley, Kalani Robb, Aaron Murray, Tim Jackson, Scott Oster.  Photo taken at Jay Adam’s memorial on Aug. 30, 2014.


View all skate and surf pics from Venice Paparazzi!


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Visit the official site for “Made in Venice” the movie!


 Visit  www.MadeInVeniceMovie.com for tickets, information, photos, and upcoming screenings.

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